This month’s Drupal meetup was held at Srijan Technologies office in Bangalore on August 27, 2016. This was the first time we had a Drupal meetup in Kalyannagar, or even so far north in Bangalore and as such, we had a lot of new faces. There were around 20 attendees out of 32 RSVP’s which is just about the attendance ratio in meetups in Bangalore.
I can’t remember the last time I went to a meetup using public transportation. The reasons this became possible is location. The location of today’s Docker meetup is reachable using a direct bus from my home, which is a very very rare thing to happen to me. Even though I traveled by bus through one of the Bangalore’s busiest streets, I reached only 10 minutes late, which is good considering that I only realized very late that this meetup began at 9:30 AM!
Things have gotten busy after DrupalCon Asia which meant that the Drupal meetup we hold in Bangalore every month was a little difficult to organize. Srijan Technologies stepped up and offered their office space in Whitefield, Bangalore. They also took care of snacks and even lunch for all the attendees. Kudos to Srijan for organizing the meetup. Thank you!
The meetup started with DigitalOcean’s India representative introducing us to the company and their plans for India. They gave out stickers and T-Shirts and spoke about how DigitalOcean is opening a data center in Bangalore.
It seems strange but there were no github meetups in India until today. At least that is what people are telling me. Tesco organized a github meetup in Bangalore at Marriott Whitefield and it was a huge success. There were 500 RSVP’s and the hall filled up. It was also at an unusual time compared to other meetups. The conference started at 5:30 PM and was scheduled to go on until 11 PM (with dinner).
This year’s Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2016 was held on January 30th and 31st throughout the world. We conduct a Drupal meetup every last Saturday in a month in Bangalore and this time, we just organized the sprint instead.
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